January 14th, 2012
American soldier Jerry Nenycz has been known to swoop in stealth-like, with his guitar in-hand, capture your undivided attention and disarm all potential naysayers with his heartfelt original tunes and self-styled cover songs.
And if, in this endeavor, there are any unforeseen complications â€” which are always a possibility â€” he will simply employ his secret weapon. One boyish grin from Nenycz, who seriously resembles an Army Ken doll, and mission accomplished. He quickly wins you over with a song and a smile.
The Westville Volunteer Fire Department and Knox Center Twp. Fire Department hung a giant flag over S.R. 10 in North Judson for the motorcade that brought Spc. Robert (Bobby) Tauteris Jr. back to his hometown. Spc. Tauteris arrived in North Judson earlier this afternoon.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Braman & Bailey Funeral Home. Services will begin at 1 p.m.
The body of Spc. Robert Tauteris Jr. arrived in his hometown of North Judson this afternoon.
Dozens of residents lined the streets to pay respects as the motorcade and hearse passed by on its way to Braman & Bailey Funeral home.
PLYMOUTH â€” Family members of Spc. Robert Tauteris spoke out about the loss of their loved one at a special press conference that was held at the Plymouth American Legion Wednesday.
Tauteris, 44, known as Bobby to family and friends, was killed last week when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers perished and one was wounded in the blast: Spc. Brian Leonhardt, of Merrillville, Sgt. Jonathan Metzger of Indianapolis, and Spc. Christopher Patterson, of Aurora, Ill. The soldiers were members of the Indiana National Guardâ€™s 713 Engineer Company, Valparaiso.
PLYMOUTH â€” After three straight losses, Plymouth head coach Ryan Bales decided to make a change.
The Pilgrimsâ€™ starting lineup got a makeover Friday as sophomore Tom Felke got his first start at the point, and Gabe Vervynckt stepped in the other starting guard slot.
Plymouthâ€™s revamped lineup jumped off to a fast start, knocking down 10 of its first 11 shots en route to a 22-14 first quarter, then held off the Minutemen down the stretch for a 61-51 skid-snapping Northern Lakes Conference victory at The Rock.
Triton trips up Culver
Tritonâ€™s girls basketball team downed Northern State Conference foe Culver Community 45-36 at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Friday.
Triton guard Kylie Mason scored a game-high 15 points, followed by Taylor Hatfield with 10 points.
A trio of Cavs â€”Â Donna Zehner, Mickella Hardy, and Kayla Shaffer â€”Â scored 10 points apiece.
â€˘Â TRITON 45, CULVER COMMUNITY 36
Score by quarters
Triton: 16 24 37 45
Culver: 9 21 33 36
PLYMOUTH â€” The registration deadline and first weigh-in for Fitness Forumâ€™s Biggest Loser contest is Monday, from 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
More than 100 teams are signed up, and fitness manager Julie Rodriguez said that interested teams can still sign up Monday during weigh-in.
â€śIf youâ€™re on the fence (about whether or not to sign up) try to find somebody who has the same goals as you,â€ť advised Rodriguez.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, there will be changes at Lincoln Junior High.
LJH Principal Dan Funston presented the proposed changes to the Plymouth School Board this week.
Funston said, â€śWe will be adding three new electives that students will sign up for in the same way they students do at the high school level.â€ť
Bremen fans stand during their school's fight song before a game at LaVille earlier this season.
Lady Pilgrims compete at NLCs
Plymouthâ€™s girls swim team competed in the preliminary round of the Northern Lakes Conference meet Thursday at Concord.
Top finisher for the Lady Pilgrims was Megan Senter, who claimed an 11th place result in the 500 free and a 13th place finish in the 200 free, while Katelyn Brown was 12th in the breaststroke.
Lauren Page finished 15th in the backstroke, and Layne Holloway was 15th in the 100 free and 16th in the 50 free. Lexi Fetters finished 17th in the butterfly,
The final round of the NLCs takes place Saturday at 9 a.m.